Yes, you read it, I am not weighing myself until November 1st. I was reading an article that my trainer at Phit-N-Phat posted and I realized that I needed and wanted to prove to myself that I am not a slave to the scale and it does not control me. So in order to do that I am not stepping on the scale until November 1. I know how to eat and I know how to exercise in order to lose or maintain my weight so that is what I am going to do without pressure or reassurance from the scale.
I am currently taking on a NO CANDY challenge through Halloween and I did that last year so I know it can be done but this, not weighing is going to be a really HUGE challenge for me. Since I have been on the health and fitness wagon for 2 years I have weighed at least 4-5 times a week. I typically do not let the scale ruin my attitude or mood and I am completley aware that weight fluctuates daily but if through the week I see a general downward movement in it then I am pleased. I just think it will be a good idea for 24 days to prove to myself that the scale really does not control me and the choices I make are what control my weight and attitude.
This morning I weighed and the scale said 148.4 so on November 1 we will see what it says and I will let you know. I am really thinking that it might make me work a little harder on the exercise and keep the food extra clean b/c I won't have the scale to give me the reassurance.
I can do it! If I can not eat one piece of candy through Halloween then I can do this. The scale is in front of my sink in the bathroom. I am going home to move it to the cabinet under J's sink so that I won't be tempted to step on it. Out of sight out of mind. Wish me luck!